Are you in need of a tooth extraction in San Marcos, Texas?
If a tooth needs extraction, it needs to be taken care of as soon as possible. Leaving an infected tooth can cause significant pain or discomfort. A tooth may become impossible to treat due to severe decay or gum disease Once it reaches a certain point, no treatment options will work against the infection, and the tooth must be extracted. If this is your case, you need to contact an experienced oral surgeon as soon as possible. Having them extract the tooth can help protect your mouth from the infection spreading to other areas of the mouth.
The Removal Process
During this procedure, you will be put under anesthesia and the gums surrounding the infected tooth will also be numbed. Oral surgeons do this to make sure that you are comfortable and unconscious during the entire procedure. The anesthesias strength will depend on how many teeth are going to be removed in the one procedure. You may need to plan for someone else to give a ride to and from the procedure, many anesthesias take too long to wear off and might not be able to drive. After you are unconscious, the oral surgeon will complete the procedure and remove your problem tooth/teeth. The extraction site will most likely require stitches after the infected tooth is extracted. It is common for patients to experience mild pain or discomfort and light bleeding after the procedure.This usually lasts a few days. If there is any pain, it can be easily managed by taking prescribed medication or over-the-counter pain medication. If you notice any blood, gently bite down on a piece of gauze. If the bleeding is heavier and lasts for a while, contact your surgeon. After you have recovered, your oral surgeon discuss artificial tooth options (dentures, dental implants, bridges) and help you decide which is the best fit for you.
Austin Oral Surgery: A Name You Can Trust
Austin Oral Surgery has been serving the Austin area, and surrounding communities, for 45 years, and one thing has remained the same: we care immensely for our patients. We currently have ten convenient locations around the Austin area, including one in the San Marcos area. The staff at all ten of our locations are extensively trained in all of our procedures, including tooth extraction. They are also are very dedicated to providing high-quality service and making sure that all of our patients are comfortable during their visits. If you choose one of the Austin Oral Surgery locations for your oral surgery needs, you will definitely be in good hands. We allow our patients to contact us through our on-call doctors any day, at any time (24/7). We do this so that they can come to us with any questions or concerns, outside of business hours if need be.
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Our office can be reached at 512-402-6677. Make an appointment with us today!